Katrina and Race

An article in Canada’s National Post begins:

The despair and lawlessness that gripped New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina this week have seared the soul of Black America.

The families who were stranded on rooftops or forced to swim for their lives as their city was engulfed by the floods were almost all black.

The looters who ransacked and terrorized neighbourhoods were almost all black.

The bodies that lay rotting and unclaimed all week on the waterlogged streets were almost all black.

The thousands of refugees who sought shelter and found only despair in the Superdome were almost all black.

Author: benfell

David Benfell holds a Ph.D. in Human Science from Saybrook University. He earned a M.A. in Speech Communication from CSU East Bay in 2009 and has studied at California Institute of Integral Studies. He is an anarchist, a vegetarian ecofeminist, a naturist, and a Taoist.

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